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About me

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I am Jan Aasgaard and am 52 years old and have been married for 24 years. 

I was born in Oslo, Norway, and now live in Ski, 30 km outside of Oslo, with my family

I am active as a trainer in my local cycling club. I love teaching kids how to ride fast in the forest.


I try to find new places to take photos every month. I have been to locations in the past that I’ve kept in mind to get back with my camera. I’m looking for places with water, lines, buildings, and particular subjects. Trying to look for new angles and new spots when I’m visiting places.

I’d make points of new spots in my lists in Google Maps, and it’s very easy to find when I’m going places or planning new trips. When I’m planning my photo trips, I'll use Google Maps to see other images taken at the location and look into street view to get an overview. Then will use Photopills to see how the sun, moon, or Milky Way will appear from the spot. And it tells me the time I should be there photographing.

I love to drive on rural toll roads in the mountains of Norway, you never know what you find in these places. I’ve bumped into hidden waterfalls, small lakes, spectacular views, and beautiful cabins on these roads.

Sometimes I need to get out to clear my head or do something else. I take the camera and one lens with me and just start to take pictures, it’s the same as what it is, just press the shutter button. Review and retake, another angle or other light. With one lens, I don’t need to think about other than mastering the settings for that lens and the “things” I shoot.

Photography has been the “happy thing” I do for myself. I never know how my state of mind will be day by day, but I use the camera to get to nice places, which may help me get a boost and recover better.

 

– – Do more happy things! – –


My gear:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII
Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkIII
M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO & MC 1.4

M.Zuiko 12mm f/2
M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8
M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8
M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8
Laowa 6mm f/2 MFT
K&F Tripod
K&F Filters

Software I use:
Lightroom
Photoshop
OM Workspace
Topaz Denoise AI
Sequator (Star stacking)

 

My smartphone apps:
Lightroom
OI. Share
Photopills
Stellarium
Light pollution
Clear outside
Aurora
Glendale app

My story in photography: Olympus Passion Article

Veggbilder - Dekorasjon - Bilder

Prints - Wallart

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